Nelson Semedo spent two years at Nou Camp playing with Lionel Messi.
The Barcelona star reportedly never took free-kicks in practice, according to Semedo.
However, Messi has been scoring world class free kicks in the last couple years quite regularly and it comes as quite a surprise.
He said, “Wow. I really don’t have many words that can describe how good he is. You know what makes him even more amazing? I never once saw him take a free-kick in training, in all of the time I was there. I swear he never did!
“We always used to practice shooting from distance but Messi never took a free-kick. For him, it was just natural.
“They say practice makes perfect – with him it was no practice and it was still perfect!
“An unbelievable player, you can’t explain it to anyone really. The free-kick against Liverpool [in the Champions League semi-final in May 2019], I was standing right behind him.
“In one of my first games in Barcelona, he got the ball and went past three, four and then five players. Subconsciously I was there on the pitch thinking ‘how can this guy do this?’ He makes good players look bad.”
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